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Awesome Indies: Tick by Allison Rose - Emily Reads Everything
For more information, check out the Awesome Indies page I’m thrilled to welcome Allison Rose here today with a guest post. I love Orange is the New Black and I love how it is featured to heavily in this post. OITNB has a ensemble female cast who’s stories are heartbreaking. They definitely fit the bill of Strong Female Character. However, Allison is here today to argue that we are thinking about it in entirely the wrong way. Why ItÂ’s Time To Redefine “The Strong Female Character” I originally intended for this article to focus on the Strong Female Character in literature—as I am a novelist and currently promoting the first book of my YA series—but the truth is, the discussion is not and should not be limited to one medium or another. Also, it may or may not be related to a recent TV-viewing “creative inspiration” binge in which I caught up on the latest Orange is the New Black season. Okay, it is mostly because of that, but the argument stands that I dislike the current arbitrary rules that embody the Strong Female Character. Even though the trope is a growing one, it is still a largely misunderstood entity. This may explain why writers have used the cut-and-paste method in their own stories, taking a previously successful woman and repackaging her with little understanding of what made that …